Low-cost airline easyJet has today announced the launch of three new European destinations from Newcastle International Airport which will start from summer 2015.
The trio of routes – to Split, in Croatia, as well as the Greek islands of Corfu and Rhodes – went on sale this morning at www.easyjet.com.
The company says that it will give holidaymakers and business passengers in the North East even more access to a range of exciting and affordable spots abroad and more than 20,000 passengers are expected to fly in and out of Newcastle on the new routes from June to October next year alone.
The three new routes will be summer services. Newcastle to Split will fly on Tuesdays and Saturdays from June 2. Fares start from £30.00 one-way. Newcastle to Corfu will fly on Sundays from June 7. Fares start from £32.99 one-way. Newcastle to Rhodes will fly on Thursdays from June 4. Fares start from £34.99 one-way.
All of the above fares are per person, based on two people on the same booking.
Ali Gayward, easyJet’s UK Commercial Manager, said: “We’re absolutely delighted to be adding these three new exciting destinations from Newcastle International to our network.
“Whether our customers want to explore the ancient monuments of Rhodes, experience the rich cultural heritage in Split or soak up the sun on the beautiful beaches of Corfu, we’re confident that our new Croatian and Greek routes will be popular choices.
“With easyJet now flying to 17 great destinations from Newcastle International Airport, our customers have even more variety of beach, city and ski breaks to choose from. We’re fully committed to strengthening links from the North East of England to the rest of Europe.”
Chris Sanders, Aviation Development Director at Newcastle International Airport, said: “We’re pleased that easyJet will introduce these three new routes to their schedule for summer 2015.
“This further strengthens their offering from Newcastle and I’m sure these sunny destinations will have many North East travellers rushing to book up.
“Croatia is an increasingly popular holiday destination. Split is the second largest city in Croatia and the largest on the Adriatic Coast. This lively city has spectacular views across the harbour and a wealth of cultural sights for holidaymakers, so it makes for a wonderful break.
“The Greek Islands are always very popular so we’re sure passengers will take advantage of the great value deals on offer from easyJet.”
Earlier this year, the airline also announced a year-round extension of its flights to Geneva, making it the only direct scheduled service to the popular ski and city destination in the summer months.
In total, more than 4,100 easyJet flights will take off and land at Newcastle International next summer.